The word Bible has been referred to in various terms. Being the word of God, it contain great truths that is beneficial for life’s journeys. It is referred to as the word of God but even most importantly, God Himself. God is His word as you cannot separate the two. In John 1:1, we read that in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. Therefore the Word is God manifest in letters. And as John 6:63 tells us, the word is spirit and life. All scripture is inspired by God according to 2 Timothy 3:16. So what does the abbreviation, “BIBLE” stands for?
B – Basic
I – Information
L – Living
E – Earth
By the foregone revelation that Bible stands for Basic Information Before Living Earth, it calls on all to look into this vital information. What it therefore means is that it will be a debacle or the greatest misfortune of anyone’s life not to get acquainted with the information in the word of God before they leave the earth for eternity. And why is that?
- It contains information about our past, present and future.
- It show us of our current state of sin
- It also shows us about God’s love through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ.
- We also learn through it of our need for the Saviour Jesus Christ
- The Bible shows us the way to live and conduct ourselves on earth to attain eternal life.
- It helps us to grow in faith and works.
- It also gives us the power we need to have dominion on earth as we were created to have.
- It gives us hope of a better life after death.
- It reveals who we are and why we are here on earth.
- It show us the most important things in life.
- It tells us of our greatest enemy and how to overcome him.
- And it foretells us of the future of the world and mankind in terms of the end of the world and the subsequent judgment of it.
There are so much to learn from the Scriptures but requires us to become students of it as 2 Timothy 2:15 urges us to study to show ourselves approved in dividing the word of truth. It is through much study that we will come to terms with our destiny and what is required of us.
It is quiet unfortunate that the overwhelming majority of Christians cannot boast of a personal Bible or may have one that they don’t read at all or as often as they should. We give various excuse such as lack of time for not reading it but don’t tell me you are busier than the United State President. Abraham Lincoln used to read through the entire Bible from cover to cover twice yearly despite his busy schedules. Therefore it is a thing of the will to read or not to. What you value you give time to and where there is a will, there is a way. The greatest tool of the believer is the Bible. Joshua 1:8; Psalms 119:11,105; 1 Peter 2:2 etc., all speaks of the need to know the word of God. My advice to every believer is that they should own a good Bible not just a mobile app. They should make time to read it daily especially each morning before starting the day. And most importantly as James 1:22 warns, we should be doers of the word and not just hearers only. Like Jesus’ words in Matthew 7:21, not everyone says to Him Lord! Lord! will enter into the kingdom of God but those who do the will of the Father in Heaven. Our ultimate salvation hinges upon our knowledge and adherence to the commands of God as expressed in His word.
For the unsaved, my appeal to you is that you should put the world behind you and get closer to your God through His word. Learn all you can and fully hand over your life to Him. It is the greatest advice anybody should heed to in order know God’s will for mankind. Just as an electronic appliance has a manual, human beings also have their manual in the form of the Bible. In it God shows us the way to go. Therefore just as we read the manual to use an appliance to the best of its capacity, every human being also needs to read the Bible which is God’s manual to man, to live to the best of his ability. Please get and know this Basic Information Before Living Earth (BIBLE) before it is too late. God richly bless you. Amen!
Prince Eric Opare
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